Indiana University, Physics Department

Position ID:Indiana University-Physics Department-POSTDOC2 [#26971, 21822]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Classical- and Quantum-enhanced Imaging
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Bloomington, Indiana 47405, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Quantum Optics and Quantum Science
Appl Deadline:2024/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/01/09)
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A postdoctoral fellow position in classical- and quantum-enhanced imaging at Indiana University Bloomington Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, physics Appointment Status: Non-tenure track Department: Department of Physics, Indiana University Bloomington Location: Bloomington, Indiana Position Summary: A postdoctoral fellow position is now available at the Department of Physics and/or jointly at the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. This project uses spatial, temporal, wavefront, and polarization-structured light beams to mimic quantum imaging properties for biological applications. The project aims to conduct proof-of-concept experiments of enhanced imaging performance using optical coherence tomography (OCT) as the bioimaging modality. The overarching goal is to show that the new approaches could overcome and outperform existing OCT disadvantages, either for those based on classical supercontinuum light sources or single-photon quantum light sources. This experimental research will involve designing, developing, constructing, and characterizing several types of structured light, generating beams with entangled degrees-of-freedoms (dubbed classical entanglement of light or modeentanglement). Then, these visible and near-infrared beams will be used to test the Mach-Zehnder interferometry-like OCT imaging setup. Some simulations will be accompanied to verify and guide the experiments. In this exciting role, you will work under the direction of Prof. Chen-Ting Liao (physics) and Prof. Hui Min Leung (engineering). For additional information visit: Department Contact for Questions: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Prof. Chen-Ting Liao ( Basic Qualifications: • Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, optics/photonics, electrical engineering, computer science, or related fields at the time of appointment. • Ph.D. candidates in the ABO (all but dissertation) status will also be considered. • Good track record in scientific research and development. • Hands-on experience with lasers and optical setups. • Experience with data analysis using Matlab, Python, etc. • Excellence in research and strong communication skills. • High degree of independence together with the ability to work in a collaborative environment. • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English. Additional Qualifications: • Experience with structured light, quantum optics, and OCT. • Some experience with optics/photonics simulations using ZEMAX, Lumerical FDTD. • Some experience with nanofabrication, such as e-beam lithography. • Some experience in using software (Matlab, Python, LabVIEW) to automate experimental controls. • Some experience in using software such as SolidWorks for experimental setup designs. Salary and Rank: $45,000 - 55,000/yr, Postdoctoral Fellow. The initial appointment for this position will be for 12 months. Additional 12-24 month extensions will be available based on performance, mutual agreement, and funding. A competitive salary along with a benefits package will be offered. Expected Start Date: flexible (in 2024 but as early as 2/1/24). Applications will be reviewed starting on 1/15/24 and will continue until the position is filled. Required Documents: (1) Curriculum Vitae (including completed degrees, list of publications, research experience, and expertise}, (2) Letter of Application (cover letter}, (3) contact information of at least two references. Applications should be submitted through the application portal located at: Equal Opportunity Statement: The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and provides ADA services. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment based on their individual qualifications. Indiana University strictly prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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